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Aug 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
quote communications. that came after the german magazine "der spiegel" reported the u.s. national security agency hacked into internal communications at u.n. headquarters in new york. the magazine cited documents obtained from n.s.a. leaker edward snowden. they claimed the n.s.a. also bugged the european union's
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 2:00am EDT
administration said there's very little doubt that chemical weapons were used by the syrian government. attack happened last wednesday, and it's the country's single deadliest event in the long civil wars, and now u.s. and europeans say that it may be too late. >> u.n. weapons inspectors -- >> we have said it once, twice, and we offer again our assurances that we have never used anywhere in syria chemical weapons in any shape or form. >> but u.s. officials says this little doubt that they carried out the attack. the u.n. inspections are too late to be credible because evidence has been degraded or destroyed. >> we cannot, in the 21st century, allow the idea that chemical weapons can be used with impunity, that people can be killed with no consequences. >> but russia said there's evidence that rebels were involved. and it would be a mistake and involve the region. military action is being considered by the obama administration with encouragement by some members of the u.s. congress. >> you can destroy the runways, you could destroy his munitions, and you could destroy his fuel. there are lots o
SFGTV
Aug 26, 2013 8:30am PDT
we've came from the city of st. francis has never gotten and that's distinguished us. project hope has been about our expression now conditionally 50 times. our compassion and our opportunity for everyone who lives and works here to demonstrate that compassion. to each other. to that make this city a safer city and a more successful city but for the city for the 1 hundred percent. i want to a thank las vegas e devon and the whole staff for being here and the public health department. i want to thank our sf thank you and today sports 6 hundred members of our technology companies that point to experience not only the use of technology but also express their compassion for the city in giving back to a city that's helped them be successful. today, we have four very special sponsors and thank you for keeping your rates down. sprint for keeping us communicated prima facia. and virgin mobile and assurance wireless. their not only sponsors here but have brought anti volunteers and every time we get those opportunities you know what it's like first year perhaps for the first time looking so
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 6:00am EDT
, the world's top stories in the program, un inspectors visit the weapons attack near damascus as u.s. may have military actions. families detained in the anti-coup protests tell al jazeera they are concerned about their relative's safety. fresh allegations of sexual misconduct of the trial of chinese politician bo xilai and six years after somalia was free of polio the cripple disease is back. ♪ un inspectors head to the site where chemical weaponed were allegedly used last week on the out skirts of damascus and killed people and left people ill and they blame the syrian government and weighing options for military options in syria. the french foreign minister says a proportionate response to the attack will be decided in the coming days. british foreign secretary william hague said it would be responsible without the unanimous backing of the un but russia expressed deep concern over the possibility of a military intervention and president warned the u.s. to stay away saying it faces failure if it strikes. speaking to a russian newspaper, asad dismissed allegations that the regime used
SFGTV2
Aug 26, 2013 12:00pm PDT
they call. we address the calls accordingly. we tend to use the numbers favorably. >> back to what this chief said, i certainly understand the fact that staffing drives a lot of this and i think it would be useful for us given where we are in terms of staffing to have a conversation of what would it take in terms of resources to get to the right amount of staffing prior to 18 if that's where we are now and talking about making changes that could expand hours i'm sure this community could be very interested in working with the police department to get to that point, 2018 is a long time. but i think that to expedited the right result with staffing, there are things we can do right now. we are undermining our own efforts to grow the economy and hopefully we don't have to wait to have those conversations. >> okay. berry, did you want to say something? >> supervisor really hit on it fairly quickly as well. that is i was just going to ask chief sur if there is anything that our industry can do to expedited the staffing and the resources that might be needed to help in light of the econom
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 5:00am EDT
the otell for damascus and heading to the site where chemical weapons were allegedly used last week. the attack killed hundreds and thousands are severely ill. west enpowers blamed the syrian government and now they are weighing options for military actions in syria and french foreign minister says a response to the attack will be decided in the coming days. the british foreign secretary william hague said it was clear to be able to respond without the unanimous backing of the un and russia has deep concerns over the possibility of a military intervention and president bashir warned the u.s. to stay away saying it faces failure if it strikes. speaking to a russian newspaper they dismissed allegations that they used chemical weapon, describing them as an insult to common sense. and we report from washington. >> reporter: un weapons inspectors will soon be at the scene of what appears to have been a chemical weapons attack outside damascus. the syrian government has agreed to cooperate and suspend fighting in the area while it continues to deny responsibility. >> we said it once, twi
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 7:00pm EDT
that chemical weapons were used, and said all signs point to the assad regime being responsible. >>> a jury will now decide in hasan will get the death penalty or life in prison. he was found guilty in the fort hood shooting in 2009. >>> students and teachers have wrapped up their first day back to school in chicago. some parents are complaining students are now forced to walk to class through crime-ridden areas. >>> and those are the headlines this hour. "real money with ali velshi" is up next. you can keep up to date on all of our stories at aljazeera.com. ♪ >> i'll tell you what sales of appliances last month tell us about the durability of the economic recovery. plus a look at how water is becoming a hot commodity for farmers struggling to survive in the west. i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." ♪ >>> this is "real money." you are the most important part of this show, so join our live conversation for the next half hour, by using the hashtag, ajreel -- ajrealmoney. we'll look at windows into our economy, and one of those windows shows us how confident consumers feel about the
SFGTV
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
that with too much challenge. and this level of comfort likewise us to have that conversations and it's with you the volunteers we get this special opportunity to do that. i want to say from the bottom of my heart and as the representative for all san francisco thank you, thank you, thank you for all you're great work, bring forgot the love of this city and make sure we continue with generations of other people we've got to continue being helpful and this is what san francisco is all about. thank you for being great san franciscans (clapping) >> as we think of our 50th event we think about what the mayor said this is a city of compassion. there have been 23 though volunteers that help the needs of the homeless in this city. 3 thousand. if you do the math that's 1 out of every san franciscan has been involved and have been involved with the homeless in our community. that is something that no other city can boost and that comes from the top down. when we think about what our city has to over one of the you biggest things we have is people who are ill maybe they're on the street from diabetes. la
FOX News
Aug 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. this is special report. >>> good evening. i'm bret baier. the russians are warning us off. syria is promising chaos if we do it, but president obama tonight is said to be considering a military response to the latest chemical weapons attacks in syria. we have fox team coverage tonight. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon. but we begin with chief white house correspondent, ed henry on the politics of the syria crisis both here and overseas and where we are right now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening. they believe that not only that chemical weapons were used but that they can pin it on the sire yan -- syrian government. secretary john kerry flatly declared president obama believes there must be accountability for the use of what he called the world's most heinous weapons. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear. the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> reporter: kerry's strong response came as u.n
FOX Business
Aug 26, 2013 7:00pm EDT
i appreciate it. feedback is welcome. you can e-mail us. thanks a lot and have a great night. see you tomorrow. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm lou dobbs. you are looking into some of the estimated 1300 victims of websterian rebels claim or chemical weapon attacks by president a sauce forces. the united nations has taken up the issue with no word on any response as yet. the u.s. state department contradicted themselves on whether syria has chemical weapons. here to assess the situation. the department of justice going after the state of texas again. attorney general eric holder determined to allow voting nationwide without requiring identification. kansas secretary of state chris kovach among our guests. and the end of the road is near for the self -- self-proclaimed hugger. san diego mayor. bradley manning wants to be chesley as he pursues tax payer funded gender reassignment their peak from is leavenworth prison cell. the "a-team" takes the ball of that and a great deal more. we begin tonight with another possible reason the president's foreign po
PBS
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
>> damascus allows you and inspectors access to the site of an alleged chemical attack. the u.s. says it has little doubt that the assad government carried it out, but russia is warning against jumping to conclusions. also this week, bradley manning request a presidential pardon after being sentenced to 35 years in jail for the biggest leak in american history. plus -- >> we were faced with an ultimatum of the british government to hand back the material or destroy it. >> the editor of the guardian newspaper reveals how he was pressured to destroy files he received from nsa whistleblower edward snowden. the top stories this hour. a look back at the top stories from the last seven days, and the latest on rt. damascus has given you when inspectors access to a site of an alleged chemical attack. the u.s. says it is nearly certain the assad government carried this out, a serious response alongside its ally, the uk. >> damascus has agreed to allow the u.n. access to the scene of the alleged attack, but while damascus says it will do its maximum to assure the safety of passage of the
PBS
Aug 26, 2013 2:30pm PDT
and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, >> at union bank, our relationship managers use their expertise in global finance to help make strategic decisions. we offer tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. i am jane o'briant. u.s. western inspectors are met with gunfire as they try to reach the site of a chemical attack. there is tough talk against the assad regime. >> make no mistake. president obama there must be accountability for those who would use the world most heinous weapons against the world's most honorable people. >> the high-profile trial draws to a close in china. now he also awaits the verdict. animals have long world rushes arctic oceans. oil and gas are moving and. tonight we look at the potential impact. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. a moral obscenity is what the u.s. secretary of state is accusing the assad regime of perpetrating against its own. today he ramped up the pressure by saying the syrian gove
FOX News
Aug 26, 2013 12:00pm PDT
ahead. president obama has also been in close touch with teeders ---door key leader us of our allies. make no mistake, president obama believes there mississippi be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. nothing today is more serious and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny. thank you. >> i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. just heard secretary of said john kerry giving his first accounts of the crisis in syria. the secretary delivers litany of what they believe is the proof that chemical weapons were used in syria. as important as what he laid out is what when he did not lay out, is a time line of dealing with syria, going after the regimes. what the did lay out there have to be consequences for any action, any chemical weapon used and said the president at some point in time will decide what to do but made it very, very clear the secretary of state believes there will be some type of action used against sirra, but keep in mind, we have u.n. inspectors on the ground, and seemed to indicate that
KBCW
Aug 25, 2013 10:00pm PDT
of the community of tuoulmne. >> they have everything under control. >> they will keep us protected. >> reporter: thousands of people are keeping an eye on the looming smoke. >> it is comforting to see. >> reporter: they are working around the clock to get the massive rim fire under control. >> it has been a long couple of days. >> reporter: the cost all most $13 million. . >> look at this. downtown reno is enveloped in smoke. health experts have pollution warnings. poor visibility has restricted air flights for rescues. >>> heavy rain on this area, this driver needed to be rescued. there was traffic on interstate 8. they called for tow trucks to get cars out. the rain will last until tomorrow. >>> a shooting happened at 2:07. someone tried to rob an ice cream vendor. he is in stable condition. the second shooting was at 2:21 at 104th avenue. one woman, one man has non life threatening injuries. he is still on the run. >>> gun shots at 11th and d street. one dead and one died at the hospital. they are trying to figure out what happened. these are the first homicides in union city in a year and
CNN
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
chemical weapons were used and there must be accountability. also, desperate efforts under way right now to save yosemite national park from an historic wildfire that's already scorched an area the size of chicago. and a rare interview with the oldest justice on the u.s. supreme court. why ruth bader ginsburg said this court is, quote, one of the most activist courts in history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> jarring words by secretary of state john kerry. the white house says there is very little doubt the syrian regime is responsible for that attack and president obama is now evaluating how the united states plans to respond. it all comes on the same day u.n. inspectors, despite sniper fire, managed to visit one of the areas that was hit. those findings are also being reviewed. cnn national political correspondent jim accoosta is working story from the white house. what do you know, jim? >> reporter: as secretary of state john
PBS
Aug 25, 2013 5:30pm PDT
access. u.s. secretary-general ban ki-moon said they will visit the government officials agreed to a cease-fire in the area to ensure the safety of the investigators. spokespersons for doctors without borders sd three hospitals received about 3,600 people in the hours after the alleged attacks. they say 355 of those patients died. government officials have denied using chemical weapons. state-run tv reported such weapons were found in an armory belonging to opposition forces. u.s. president barack obama discussed the situation with david cameron on saturday. they expressed grave concern over the use of chemical weapons. they also agreed to consult closely about potential responses by the international community. obama convened a meeting of the national security council. he received a detailed review of the options the international community can take in reaction to the alleged use of chemical weapons. u.s. media report that the u.s. reinforced guided missile destroyers off the coast of syria. observers say obama remains cautious about military intervention without any concrete e
LINKTV
Aug 26, 2013 5:30am PDT
for joining us. those are our headlines. we do start with syria on monday the un inspectors are headed to the district in the east of damascus the task ascertain solely whether illegal arms were used or not with reports that u.n. inspectors have come under sniper fire this monday. coming almost one week after they were used, many say that it is too much too credible. viewers may find the following upsetting. >> new cause for literary intervention in syria. killed by a chemical gas attack that was carried out by syrian soldiers the official network on wednesday, at the same time weapons inspectors were in the capital. 10 kilometers from the hotel where the inspectors were staying. britain and france say that it could be too little, too late. the syrian regime says the opposition used chemical weapons with a stockpile belonging to rebel fighters. an expert still had a weak to carry out the samples to find out whether residents were exposed to chemical weapons. >> you can easily improved the use of a chemical agent. >> u.n. inspectors have a restrictive mandate that allows and to determin
SFGTV2
Aug 26, 2013 4:30pm PDT
value with it and use it and be productive with it every day. and half of the city's population that's in the other boat is disconnected from all that potential prosperity. >> we really need to promote content and provide applications that are really relevant to people's lives here. so a lot of the inspiration, especially among the immigrant community, we see is communications with people from their home country but we as much want to use the internet as a tool for people to connect within the local san francisco community. >> i think it's our job as public educators to give them this access and give them this opportunity to see that their efforts are being appreciated beyond their immediate reach. >> you have to blend this idea of community network with computer equipment with training and with support. we can pull all that together, then we've got it. >> it's as much about social and economic justice -- in fact it's more about social and economic justice than just >> good afternoon, i am the chief building inspector with the department of building inspections brown bag lunch. we do
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm EDT
there was a sniper that forced them at one point in time to rey treat. we go to washington. bring us up-to-date. >> reporter: all along in the five days since that chemical attack and the horrific images out of syria to television and computer screens worldwide, the administration from the president down stress any option or retaliation exercised must be of an inter national nature. of we know that john kerry had at least two dozen phone calls with his counterparts around the region and world including the syrian foreign minister on saturday. he spoke with the 4 french and the foreign ministers from a number of gulf states. the united states doesn't want to go this alone and britain has come out foursquare behind some punishment. noy matter how you want to phrase tfrance has a strong statement and germany, the united states and its allies want to broaden the coalition as wide as possible and you will hear him speak to that. >> is there a sense the white house will telegraph their punches or what they may not do. no boots on the ground? >> that has been ruled out by the president spokesm
CNN
Aug 26, 2013 1:00pm PDT
for watching. i'm brianna keilar and "the lead" starts right now with john berman. >>> is a u.s. strike on syria now a forgone conclusion? i'm john berman and this is "the lead." the world lead, undeniable. that's the word secretary of state john kerry just used to describe the suspected chemical attack in syria. the question now, is the president going to act? the national lead. 150,000 acres and growing fast. a massive wildfire burning through one of our natural wonders, imposing a serious threat to life back here in civilization. and the sports lead. new jersey governor chris christie getting his howard stern on, taking over the airwaves and hosting a sports radio show. did the governor miss his real call as a shock jock? >>> i'm john berman filling in for jake tapper, who is off today. we begin with "the world lead." with four warships parked within striking distance of syria, the u.s. is sending its most aggressive message yet to the country. from the way secretary of state john kerry is talking, it seems the u.s. has already come to its own conclusion about what happened. >> the i
SFGTV
Aug 26, 2013 6:00am PDT
at the front counter, all speaker cards allow us to prepare more accurate record for the comments. you can return the speaker cards to maoe. >> roll call attendance? >> adams? >> here. >> dooley? >> here. >> dwight. >> here. >> o'brien. >> here. >> ortiz-cartagena. >> here. >> riley is excused? >> white? >> here. >> next item. we move on to item number two, which is again public comment, it allows members of the public to comment generally on matters in the commission's purview and suggests new items for the commission's future consideration, do we have any members of the public who would like to make the comments on any items that are not on today's agenda? >> great, seeing none, public comment is closed. next item, please? >> thank you, mr. president, we are moving on to items three and four which we will call together. >> item three is a presentation by the san francisco planning department on formula retail ordinance and policies in the city of san francisco, including but not limited to the background, list and current laws and proposals that will be supported by a presentation of the
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 3:00am EDT
♪ ♪ >>> syria allows u.n. inspectors in to investigate the use of chemical weapons as the west reviews its military options. >>> hello. you are watching al jazeera live from doha. also ahead disgraced chinese politician bo accusing his former aid of sexual misconduct. >>> firefighters in california struggling to contain one of the worst wildfires in the history of the state. >>> are you suffering from a phobia which is a fear of being without your mobile phone? >>> western powers are weighing options for military operations in syria, this coming following an alleged chemical weapons attack on a damascus suburb. the president of syria has warned the u.s.a. to stay away, saying that it faces failure if it is to strike syria and assad dismissed allegations that his regime used chemical weapons. assad has allowed u.n. weapons inspectors to travel to the site of the attack but many say that now it is too late to gather evidence. more now from washington. >> reporter: u.n. weapons inspectors will soon be at the scene of what appears to have been a chemical weapons attack outside of d
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
.n. convoy coming as the obama administration said there is very little doubt that chemical weapons were used by the syrian government in an attack on their own people last week near damascus. it was the single deadliest event in the civil war. the entire world is watching the events in syria as the u.n. prepares to investigate the attack site. u.s. and european leaders are already saying it may be too little, too late. it is worried the evidence will be corrupt. officials from around the globe are meeting in jordan to discuss the crisis. although that meeting was set before last week's attack, officials say that syria is at the top of the their agenda. the very late evident, we return to david jackson, joining us from beirut. the u.s. is saying it is too little, too late. what are they saying in syria? >> well, that has been the outlook all around, no question about it. it's all about too late, too late. every nation that is gathered in jordan for the meeting of military leaders and what we've heard diplomatically is that if the syrians had nothing to hide from any of the chemical weapon att
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 9:00am PDT
samples, but regardless of the results it seems that the u.s. and others are poised for military action and soon. according to the "new york times" on sunday a senior obama administration official said there was, quote, very little doubt that president bashar al assad military's forces had used chemical weapons against civilians last week and that a syrian promised to allow u.n. inspectors to access the site would be too late to be credible. over the weekend president obama met with his top military and national security advisors who presenced him with a detailed set of military options including a possible cruise missile attack. the president also spoke with british prime minister david cameron and french president francois hollande to discuss possible responses by the international community. at home members of congress on both sides of the aisle were calling for military action. >> i do think action is going to occur. certainly a red line for us has been the use of chemicals against people. that has occurred. we need to obviously respond to that, but i don't want us to change our ove
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
moments from now secretary of state john kerry will give a statement on the u.s. response to the syrian crisis. now, this comes as the white house moves closer towards military action against the syrian government, reportedly, in wake of last week's apparent chemical attack that took the lives of an estimated 355 people and injured thousands more. the question remains what might the intervention look like. u.n. officials came under sniper fire today in damascus as they set out to inspect the site of the alleged attack. now, the investigators carried out their mission despite the incoming fire collecting samples and interviewing several witnesses to the attacks as well as doctors who treated some of the victims. the white house, meanwhile, has been weighing its options and responding to the attack, including possible missile strikes. we go now to nbc's ayman mohyeldin reporting from cairo. as mentioned, those u.n. inspectors came under sniper fire, but they say they were able to collect evidence. when might we hear more on what they heard and what they were able to bring out of the area
SFGTV
Aug 26, 2013 9:30am PDT
and are not healthy for us. many of the products we use are also harmful to us. for example, aerosol sprays can trigger asthma. whether it's hair spray or oven spray, aerosol sprays create a fine mist of chemicals that pollute our indoor air and goes straight into our lungs when we breathe them in. it's the same thing with pesticide sprays or pesticide foggers or bug bombs, and air fresheners. they contain toxic or harmful chemicals that irritate the lungses and can trigger asthma or allergic reactions. how many of you use bleach or ammonia when you clean your home? well, unfortunately bleach and ammonia contain chemicals that can trigger asthma or even cause asthma in people who don't already have it. these products are not receiptv i and can be avoided. and whatever you do, don't ever combine the two as it can create a poisonous gas. ~ healthy [speaker not understood]. whether it's bleach or mold, you could experience a cough. your eyes could water or feel like they're burning. you could suddenly find that it's hard to breathe. you might make wheezing sounds. and you could feel nauseous. and
SFGTV2
Aug 26, 2013 12:30am PDT
we use it for cooking, eating and hot water. there were 40,000 people that called pg and e about their gas. that means they call turned off their gas? did they need to do that? when do you have to? when there is a problem. how long did you think it takes pg and e to get out and turn it back on? 45,000 people. days weeks, may be a month. who has seen this in the streets. a lot of muck is in there is it's full of dirt and weeds you turn it to the right to tighten it and left to loosen it. your home work you have to look at your house, pop open the lid, look in there see what's going on in there it's not nice and clean like this. who has seen this around their house? everybody. each meter has a shut off. you want to find out where your gas meter is. you can keep track of your usage but you will know how to shut it off. here's the shut off. i have some tools up here, you can look at these. any hardware store has these. they fit on this and it allows you to turn off the gas. when we talk about the wheels it's these on top. if you have a broken pipe. they will spin like mad. when it's
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 11:45pm EDT
publishers annual trade show in new york city. joining us now where is the well-known best-selling author who's written over 20 books, biographies on james monroe, patrick henry and his latest book called mr. president george washington and the making of the nation's highest office. what did you discover new about george washington and this biography? >> the constitution had executive power in a president of the united states, but it failed to disclose what those powers were to visit and it didn't even tell the president how to use them. it told them simply that he was to execute the office of the president. what does that mean? it means nothing today. it meant nothing then and that is what the framers wanted. they had lived for years under an absolute monarchies in indolent and under the tyranny of that malarkey and they were not about to recreate the rtc they created a figurehead in the first president of taking the oath of office was to be just that and george washington and penn the commander-in-chief of the revolutionary army army that defeated the world's most powerful army on earth and
FOX Business
Aug 26, 2013 11:00am EDT
that and more coming up on this hour of "markets now." ♪ good to have you with us here on monday. dagen is off on vacation this week, but we have a lot to talk about, brian westberry starting off on the economy. keep in mind, brian, he's been on a lot, and what he says, it's a plow horse economy, that's cue to do whatever you want to do, but he uses that phrase. we'll see how long it takes to get into it. after closing down for three straight weeks, the dow kicking off the week here higher. let's look at the markets now. lauren is on the floor today at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning. just as we started speaking, the dow industrials hitting fresh highs for the day. we don't have a huge move, but nudges, the biggest seen so far today. three green arrows across the board. facebook, they are hitting almost 42 a share right now, and so we'll see if we can get to 45. there's a lot of folks who bought facebook last may at $45 a share. that's powering techs higher today, and if you look at the dow industrials, the biggest gainer is home depot. that's a nearly 3% gain there,
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm EDT
is going to be very you can expect where democrats are in the majority, 54 of us, right, and where there was a willingness to get it done, do expect something out of the house of representatives that is better, from an ideological point of view, it will be more difficult. it is what i think. people, -- youe legalize people, they got to get a job, right, where there is healthcare. we know the american people to their health care through their employment, 80%. they will have more opportunities to get employment. their wages will increase, which means their ability to buy better food, to have a saner life, i mean, the stress that must be on those communities of people, the housing they have to live in. economic social and standards that will improve, but they will have to rely on emergency care because that was what was adopted in the senate. even though there is more than enough money saved according to cbo, instead of spending $45 billion over the next 10 years amount we spend $45 billion putting more control agents on the border. those are the decisions we are going to make. they a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm EDT
cannot be violated without consequences. >> secretary of state kerry said the u.s. is now convinced that syria has resorted to using chemical weapons. as the white house considers a response. u.n. inspectors search the attack site near damascus for evidence of chemical warfare. >> i would be gone if i live there had, i would be gone. >> homes and wildlife are at risk as fires burn through yosemite national security. >> schools in chicago cope with budget cuts. >> the obama administration now says there is compelling evidence that syria has used chemical weapons against its own people. secretary of state john kerry calls last week's attack i in te damascus suburb as a moral obscenity. >> ii can't get the image of the man holding up his dead child with chaos swirling around him. >> what appears to be the game changer are those images that kerry referred to that so repulsed and moved on international television. the use of those chemical weapons outlawed years ago is a moral obscenity, and said the president will hold the assad regime accountable. what that means starting to look more
PBS
Aug 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
use poison gas on its citizens and the u.s. will hold the assad regime accountable. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, after facing sniper fire, u.n. inspectors arrived at the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack in syria.. we have the latest on the investigation, and look at options on the table for a u.s. response. >> ifill: a massive wildfire near yosemite national park has engulfed more than 200 square miles, threatening key sources of water and power for the city of san francisco. jeffrey brown gets the latest on the dangerous blaze. >> woodruff: we continue our march on washington conversation series, as a father and son reflect on what that event has young people were found with courage and some often radical symptoms, i wouldn't have the >> ifill: and we close with the story of army staff sergeant ty michael carter, who received the nation's highest military honor today for his bravery druing the war on afghanistan. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by
CNBC
Aug 26, 2013 7:00pm EDT
. it looks like the u.s. is very close to military action in syria. that tough talk also sent stocks lower and gold higher. we'll have the latest on this developing story from damascus to washington to weight. >>> another developing story, the debt ceiling battle is heating up. treasury secretary jack lew has sent a letter to boehner, warning twha the debt limit will be r50e67d in october. how will the gop respond? and don't forget about the economy. more evidence out today there will be no second-half economic rebound. does that push the fed taper way back? might your mortgage rates be coming back down? all those stories and more coming up on "the kudlow report", beginning right now. >>> this is "the kudlow report." first up, the u.s. getting closer and closer to military intervention. secretary of state john kerry left little room for doubt. nbc news's steve handelsman has the details. >> good evening, larry. keep in mind the united nations investigation is not complete. this is the unilateral conclusion of the obama administration, presented dramatically today by a man not usually given
FOX Business
Aug 25, 2013 10:00pm EDT
in when he did, but he certainly was a real breath of fresh air, and that think they could use a figure like that at microsoft. dennis: and then paul will be able to do a sequel. one last note, we used to do 30th birthday parties together back when we both worked at the wall street journal. just a few years ago. you guys were great. thank you for being with us tonight. >> thank you very much. dennis: a lot more still to come, including a tough take on the consumer financial protection bureau, the most dangerous bureaucracy in the world. next, the cbs war with time warner cable. things are getting only more petty and better. how many more channels have to go dark before some heavy-handed regulators steps in? we will hear from a guy who just quit as a commissioner at the fcc. ♪ this man is about to be the millionth customer. would you mind if i go ahead of you? instead we had someone go ahead of him and win fiy thousand dollars. congratulations you are our one millionth customer. nobody likes to miss out. that's why ally treats all their customers the same. whether you're the first or t
FOX News
Aug 26, 2013 10:00am PDT
welcome you interesting. >> come to the super bowl. >> used to be warm but making an exception. >> we'll see. >> thanks for joining us, america live starts right now. >> and we begin with a fox news alert. we are just getting word that american war ships are on the move as the obama administration comes under increasing pressure for military intervention for syria i am shannon in for megyn kelliy. secretary of state kelly will be making a statement at 2 o'clock p.m. eastern and the white house briefing will be pushed back to cover the news on syria united nation's inspectors were shot at going to the site of the last week's chemical attack. the inspectors were trying to do the work walking through the town and speaking with survivors and taking samples from victims. there are many. these photos tell the story. the bodies of dozens of innocent children laid out and covered with she'ds. hundreds of people are believed to have died in the attack. men, women and children, an estimated 100,000 people have died since the start of the conflict. the obama administration has possessione
CNN
Aug 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
, the secretary of state john kerry will be making a statement on syria. all over this. the alleged use of chemical weapons, nerve gas, used on civilians, women and children. it's the latest in a string of alleged chemical weapons attacks across syria. right now u.n. weapons inspectors, they are inside syria. they are testing soil. earlier today they were fired upon by snipers as they tried to collect samples. for the first time the u.s. now says it has little doubt the assad regime has done the unthinkable. fred pleitgen is standing by in damascus. from the state department, elyse lavin is standing by. let me start with you. the pentagon has moved four warships into the eastern mediterranean right now, not far from the coast of syria. what do folks there at the state department expect to hear from the secretary of state? >> well, wolf, i think very quickly he's going to really make a very tough criticism of the regime saying even though those weapons inspectors are on the ground, the administration has pretty already dismissed any conclusions they could make, saying the regime has stal
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 9:00am EDT
.n. inspectors heading to a syria site where women kill weapons have been used were attacked by snipers. no one was harmed, but the incident forced them to turn away from the site. now they're back for their inspection. we have more. >> united nations chemical weapons investigators leave their damascus hotel to inspect the site of last week's attack. a u.s. spokesperson said unidentified snipers deliberately shot the first vehicle to approach the area, the vehicle was forced to go back to the check point. it took four days of negotiations before the syrian government allowed access. hundreds of men, women and children were killed on wednesday night, in a damascus suburb. the assad government has repeatedly denied all responsibility, but send year u.s., british and french officials say they have little doubt who carried out the attack. >> from accounts that we have and some of our partners around the world have, what is certain is that this massacre originates from bas bashar ral assad's reg. >> diplomatic pressure hasn't worked. an acknowledged response to the attack is responsible. >> we canno
SFGTV
Aug 26, 2013 12:00pm PDT
to use the renewable energy credits to make it cheap enough to compete with pg&e, to get that first small 30 megawatts out of the eventual hundreds of megawatts that we're going to build locally so that we can kick start the program successfully and still compete with pg&e. >> what was your type of concluding thought around? >>> so, here's the deal. ms. malcolm is getting us half of the goal. the thing that's going to get us to the green new deal and make sure that it happens right away is to show that the vision that you all saw from local power of about a billion dollar project over the next 10 years, that's what brings us the green new deal and the union jobs, so show that that can happen. sfpuc is making great progress and is starting to show hundreds of jobs. we can show thousands. and the key to that is that the advocates community has called upon the local agency formation commission to create -- to hold a workshop, a financial workshop in which we will bring experts around california into the financial workshop to look at the local power work and show how that billion dollars over
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 8:00am EDT
defense secretary chuck hagel says the u.s. military is in fact ready to act on president obama's orders. security officials from 10 countries are meeting in jordan to discuss the best course in action in dealing with the crisis in syria. we go to mike in washington. what can you tell us about the obama administration's reaction to the crisis? >> the rhetoric has toughened in the five days since the chemical attacks in the suburb of damascus, as is a flurry of activity here at the white house and on the telephone. president obama saturday attending a national security council meeting here in the white house that lasted three hours, it was the second one into three days since the five days since the chemical attack. he's been on the phone, has president obama. he's spoken with the u.k. prime minister david cameron, yesterday with the french leader. about 27 calls including to john kerry's russian counter part in the face of strong opposition from the russians to military action, the secretary of state even spoke with his syrian counter part over the weekend. the white house with a very to
CBS
Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
to be the wintertime. >> months. >> months. >> cbs reporter, brown, shows us how firefighters are scrambling to work with the fire. >> reporter: they focus on the west side. winds 20 miles per hour spreading the flames sunday afternoon. >> knowing exactly where it is going to go with the wind is unpredictable. the fire teams are waiting nearby to protect homes just in case this iratticly-moving fire takes a devastating turn. cal fire cleared brush, trying to stay one step ahead of the fire. >> the fire, stop the fire, give us a place to work. keep it out of the communities. >> their work on the ground helpful for crews in the air. >> they can see the line from up above. >> reporter: homeowners nearby are confident firefighters have everything under control. >> these firefighters are amazing. they will keep us protected. >> reporter: thousands of people are watching their efforts, keeping a close eye on the looming smoke. >> pretty impressive. it looks like they have a coordinated effort and it is going to be okay. >> reporter: firefighters are working around-the-clock. they are working to get th
CNN
Aug 26, 2013 9:00am PDT
they believe chemical weapons were used? >> reporter: they were. it did cause a big delay to them. they have left for where they are staying at and came under fire. it's unclear who fired. the lead vehicle of the convoy was targeted. they did manage to get on the ground in the district southwest of damascus and one of the places where chemical weapons were used against civilians. they were able to talk to some people there. they got some samples. they took soil samples as well. they now returned to the hotel where they are staying at just a couple of minutes ago. >> the u.s. and others say there's no doubt that chemical weapons have been used, which raises the question even though the inspectors are there, has the evidence already been collected that gives rise to this certainty? >> reporter: the u.s. apparently says that some of the evidence has been collected especially in the early hours on wednesday by doctors in those field hospitals from the victims. the u.s. also says that evidence is being compromised because of continued government shelling. as we're speaking these are the suburbs o
CNBC
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm EDT
of the us state department. we are waiting on secretary of state john kerry to look at the situation in syria. the white house has come under pressure to act on reports of three people. let's get now from the stock markets to the housing markets. mortgage rates are at their highest level in two years. we are leaving the strong spring and summer season. are more beginning to worry about house sng. >> they are. even though existing home sales bumped up in july, i'll get to that in a second. i want you to hear about how the ceo of red fin told me this morning. the businehas been running hot. in the final weeks of august we have seen customers steing back. they are not pulling the trigger. it has basketball a major slow down. why the slow down? >> rising mortgage rates. so from 3.5 to 4.5%. that made houses 15% more expensive. home sales bumped up. new home numbers are based on size. existing numbers are based on closings so contracts were signed in may and june. pumping up prices and they made up 16% of buyers in july. i spoke to two major investors. they both thel me that they are cont
CNBC
Aug 26, 2013 6:00am EDT
for military action. we'll have more from john harwood in just a few minutes. >>> here in the u.s., dozens of wildfires burning this morning across the west. one of the most severe is raging out of control in the mountains of northern california. the latest reports say the giant wildfire has charred 15,000 acres within yosemite national park. a live report from scott cohn who is on the ground there in the next hour. joe. >>> let's check on the markets this morning around the world. talk about the u.s. first. kind of a healing week last week after a couple of rough ones. but not a lot of great action today. if you are hoping for a rebound in the averages, down about 18 points or so. as far as energy prices, we'll take a look at the oil boards right now. we've got not a whole lot happening. 106 or so. the dollar's been quiet recently as the euro's been around 1.33. there's the ten-year at 2.82. a lot of people going to watch obviously what happens there. a lot of the equity action on what happens. 2.82. we can take that a little bit more than when we were thinking about it. been there. kind
FOX Business
Aug 26, 2013 1:00pm EDT
of justice's blocked merger of american and u.s. air ways. ahead, north carolina chamber of commerce with why her state is putting up a fight. lori: donald trump a fraud, why he's sued, and what he calls taking advantage of student, and what legal council is telling fox business. we have more breaking news coming up. adam: expecting winter, cold, what did you think i was going to say? dire predictions, arctic blast expected to return with a vengeance. time for stocks, going to the floor every 15 minutes. lauren is there this morning, and the dow is up, not dramatically, despite bad news with durable goods order. >> yes, and another four-letter word for you, "slow." that's the volume here at the stock exchange, and the dow's up, s&p's up a quarter percent each. the nasdaq is the out performer here, but you're right, the durable goods trend for the month of july out an hour before the market opened this morning with a huge disappointment, down 7.3%, like a one-two punch when you take intoing the friday's disappointing numbers and nine-month low for new home sales and the durable goods report, p
FOX News
Aug 26, 2013 2:00am PDT
your week and your day with us. and we start for you with a fox news alert happening right now. a team is out inspecting the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack in syria. >> this comes as it looks like the united states is edging closer to a military response there. doug has the latest for us. what can you tell us? >> the white house first of all is dismissing reports out of the uk that an attack is imminent, but clearly the u.s. military is preparing for action at least four u.s. destroyers are moving close to syria to prepare for something. the syrian government meantime has finally agreed as you just mentioned to allow those u.n. inspection teams to the sites of the suspected chemical weapons attacks last week. that all begins today, but an administration official dismissed this last minute decision. quote, at this juncture, any belated decision to grant access to the urn te.n. team would be d to be too late to be credible. the regime of assad has been determined to be blame. the president's thinking isn't quite clear on this as he was whisked to a golf course for five hours
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. >>> and wildfires burning out of control in california. [♪ music ] >> al jazeera has just learned that u.s. secretary of state john kerry is going to be speaking about an hour from now. he is expected to be talking about serious civil war. we'll bring live coverage right here as those remarks are made. >>> now we turn to syria where inspectors are on route to investigate a chemical weapons attack, and were shot at by a sniper. they were on road to the suburb of damascus when they were attacked. they were able to continue on in another vehicle. the u.n. said they were confident they would get any evidence despite it's a week's passing since that attack. we have more on the inspectors and the attack. >> reporter: united nations' chemical weapons investigators leave their damascus hotel to inspect the site of last week's attack. but an u.n. spokesperson said unidentified snipers deliberately shot at the first vehicle to approach the area. this shows the 4 x 4 that was targeted. bullet hole in the windshield. no one was injured but the team was forced to go back to the syrian army checkpoint.
PBS
Aug 26, 2013 6:00am PDT
will be able to do its job safely and thoroughly. the inspectors are trying to look int military used poison gas last week with deadly effect. as nhk world tells us, people around the world are waiting for their report. >> reporter: opposition leaders say the syrian military used chemical weapons last wednesday to hit targets in suburbs of damascus. they say hundreds of people were killed. government officials argue the claims are absolutely baseless. members of the u.n. security council have expressed grave concern. syrian leaders first refused to grant the team of u.n. inspectors access to the site of the alleged attack. international pressure forced them to reverse that decision. opinions vary on whether chemical weapons were used. spokespersons for doctors say about 3,600 people went to hospitals after the alleged attacks. they say 355 of them died. >> what we can tell that an important number of patients, very important number of patients, they came within three hours with neurotoxic symptoms. and this is not normal. we are almost sure, even 100% sure that neurotoxic agent have been use
SFGTV2
Aug 26, 2013 5:00am PDT
million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets that are under our feet. we have about two million miles of pipe in this nation. if you're walking around in an urban area, you're probably stepping on a pipe. man: our grandparents paid for, and put in for the first time, these large distribution systems. woman: and in many cases, it's not been touched since. man: we're at a critical turning point. much of that infrastructure is wearing out. narrator: our water infrastructure is made up of complex, underground systems that function continuously. these 10 locations t
CNBC
Aug 26, 2013 4:00am EDT
if it takes action on syria. that's the threat from president assad as u.s. experts are allowed now to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack. >>> you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> hi, everybody. welcome. you are watching "worldwide exchange." we're with you for the next two hours in good company, i hope. we've got a lot of guests lined up. and on today's show, despite the ongoing success of south korea's export economy, is it time for change? we have a special report in about 15 minutes' time on that front. >>> maverick australian billionaire clyde palmer is running to be the country's prime minister. can he succeed? we'll be hearing from down under at 10:30 cet. >>> this week we're also bringing you a whole series of reports on the risks and rewards of investing in frontier markets. this is interesting. >>> at 10:30, we'll kick off with a report on why frontier economies are avoiding the emerging market slump. >>> and do you remember when greece was key to europe's economic future? at 11:00 cet, tune in to hear why credit suiss
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